Lola Gaspar serves small dishes tapas-style, promoting the idea of sharing and tasting. The menu is vibrant and speaks of world travels and varied influences. The dining room at Lola Gaspar is small and intimate, creating an atmosphere that is friendly and warm. An outdoor patio offers excellent open-air seating during sunny weather. Small plates like crispy chicken relleno, bacon wrapped dates and braised lamb shoulder tacos have local foodies raving about the creative flavor combinations.
Lola Gaspar 211 West 2nd Street, Santa Ana, CA, USA, +1 714 972 1172
Alebrijes is not technically a restaurant. The food truck has been buzzing around and causing a stir in the Santa Ana food scene for over five years. What it lacks in bricks and mortar however, it makes up for in flavor and connection with the community. Their most talked about menu item is the acorazado taco – a mammoth taco with a hand made corn tortilla, battered and fried beef, tomato, avocado, jalapeno, and cotija cheese. Many other meats and toppings are offered to satisfy a variety of palates and appetites. Whichever you choose, there is no way to leave hungry after visiting this mobile foodie haven.
This charming café has been abuzz with awards and accolades since opening in May of 2013. Little Sparrow serves Californian fare with decidedly French influences. Using as many fresh and locally-sourced ingredients as possible, the chefs offer both solid standard dishes and reinvented classics. Cauliflower gnocchi with kale is creamy and flavorful, while roasted bone marrow is succulent and indulgent. The atmosphere in Little Sparrow is quaint and neighborly, making it a great addition to the Santa Ana food scene.
Little Sparrow 300 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, USA, +1 714 265 7640